Beech Hill Farm Solar Panels Installation

In 2007 College of the Atlantic became the first carbon-neutral college. Since then, our approach has evolved toward engaging students in a comprehensive, hands-on educational approach to all aspects of sustainability and eliminating our reliance on fossil fuels.

Together we wrestle with putting human ecology into action on campus and in the world, and in the process we often find ourselves changing not just light bulbs but also our conceptions of what it means to be “green.” From the food we eat to the energy we consume, the courses we teach, and the community that we build together, our commitment to environmental and social justice is an effort that engages faculty, staff, and students in the intellectual and practical life of the college.


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    Earth Day Celebration at College of the Atlantic
    The student-organized event will include a Junior Ranger Day with Acadia National Park (ANP), nature excursions, children’s activities, booths, electric car test drives, lectures, yoga, food, and more. 
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    Hatchery Enterprise “Gourmet Butanol” Praised by USDA
    The USDA and COA hold a joint press conference to showcase some of the work going on in COA’s Sustainable Enterprise Incubator.  Five venture organizers chat with state representatives and provide a demonstration of the Gourmet Butanol process — a venture focused on creating an alternative to vehicle and home heating fuel out of food waste.
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    Earth Day Celebration: Saturday, April 25
    College of the Atlantic will host its annual Earth Day Celebration Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.